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The expanded child tax credit briefly slashed child poverty. Here's what else it did

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As part of the settlement, the loan servicing company Navient agreed to pay $95 million for states to offer affected borrowers some reimbursement — roughly $260 each to 350,000 borrowers. Kris Tripplaar/Sipa USA via Reuters hide caption

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Navient reaches a deal to cancel $1.7 billion in student loan debts

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The challenges of trying to keep schools open during the omicron surge

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Teachers tell NPR that exploring previous precedents can help students make sense of what happened on Jan. 6. For example: when invading British troops attacked Washington and set fire to the U.S. Capitol in 1814. Keith Lance/Getty Images hide caption

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8 ways teachers are talking about Jan. 6 in their classrooms

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1 borrower's student debt is erased with loan forgiveness program overhaul

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Why school enrollment continues to drop

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Where are the students? For a second straight year, school enrollment is dropping

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President Biden walks to Marine One outside the White House on Dec. 2. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden pledged to forgive $10,000 in student loan debt. Here's what he's done so far

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Thousands of borrowers' student debt is erased with loan forgiveness program overhaul

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Borrowers say they were wrongly denied loan forgiveness. Now, help is on the way

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Richard Cordray is the chief operating officer of Federal Student Aid. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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4 things to know about possible changes to your student loan debt

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Top student loan official testifies on troubled loan forgiveness program

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Zahra Nealy (left) and Victoria Chamberlin both stand to benefit from recent changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Roxanne Turpen and Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for NPR hide caption

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Student loan forgiveness is a lot closer for some borrowers, and they are pumped

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"Borrowers who devote a decade of their lives to public service should be able to rely on the promise of Public Service Loan Forgiveness," U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona said on Wednesday. Joshua Roberts/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR Exclusive: Troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness program will get overhaul

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